Daley vs. Thompson Added to MFC 20


Paul “Semtex” Daley. Photo by Esther Lin/ProElite.

A welterweight bout between British sensation Paul “Semtex” Daley and former BodogFight welterweight champion Nick Thompson has been added to the Maximum Fighting Championship’s latest offering on February 20 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

MMA on Tap has been able to confirm the bout with MFC President Mark Pavelich. A formal announcement of the fight is expected in the coming days.

Daley had a six-fight winning streak snapped at EliteXC’s “Heat” event in October, where he fell to former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields via armbar in the second round. “Semtex” bounced back recently to record a second-round TKO of John Alessio at MFC 19 on December 5.

Thompson, a Minnesota Martial Arts Academy product, has not fought since being submitted by Shields just over a minute into their fight at EliteXC’s “Unfinished Business” event this past July. Prior to that, “The Goat” had won twelve straight fights, including victories over Eddie Alvarez and Mark Weir.

MFC 20 is headlined by a pair of title fights: Pat Healy will defend his MFC welterweight title in a rematch against Ryan Ford while Antonio McKee and Derrick Noble will battle for the vacant MFC lightweight title. The event is slated to air live on HDNet.

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